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post #16 of 32 Old 09-23-2021, 05:21 PM
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How did we go from a missing brake adjuster lever to lug nuts?

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post #17 of 32 Old 09-23-2021, 05:50 PM
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Well 258,

They make/ I have some socket like tools various sizes on a tree.

They have internal splines that are arranged in a slight twist fashion.

The only work CCW and bite harder as you get on it.

They do leave bite marks on the locking lug or other nuts etc you use them on.

They don't "Install", just "remove" (I reckon they could if you were dealing with LH threads.)

In my 40 years of Jeeping, I always, after time, had my lug nuts start rusting.

I have used the ones that I thought were stainless (probably were) but after using my 4-way on them a few times, the darn outer sleeve's would slide of and get lost.

This left me with crappy looking lugs, and now the ones without the sleeves are smaller sized.

A good while back, I went to a 4x4 store 60 miles away (there are few around here)

This store is in bob4703's neck of the woods, this was before he had the pleasure of meeting me!

I like the store, he has a large variety of everything, the store is not really big.

When I go, I usually have an item in mind to acquire, but I do like browsing around and talking to the owner.

This particular trip, at the register was a display of black lug nuts! One of those compulsive buying tricks!

He claimed they would not rust, I had to buy them in sets of 4 (I needed 20 for the wheels and 3 for my spare.)

Once I got 'em on they really stand out against the aluminum rims. It's been 5 or more years and they do not rust, nor do they have pressed on inserts).

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I had one lug nut (not locking) that was so tight even the Irwin pretty much locked itself on the nut. fortunately my local go to mechanic managed to get it off without destrying the Irwin socket . Some sort of black magic must have been used.

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I bought these chrome lug nuts in 2015, so 6 years ago. I end up taking them off and putting them back on once or twice a year. They have held up great. No issues with the chrome, even with the lug wrench being used multiple times.

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post #19 of 32 Old 09-25-2021, 03:34 PM
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I also have a set of chrome locking lug nuts. I put three on my spare. Not too worried about someone jacking up my vehicle and stealing the wheels, but I suppose I could see the spare disappearing easily.
These have been on for a few years as well and still nice and chrome, no wear issues.
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The problem is that tools for all the popular wheel locks are on the legitimate market (used in shops all the time). It's not hard for anyone to score a set.

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post #21 of 32 Old 09-26-2021, 08:11 AM
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The problem is that tools for all the popular wheel locks are on the legitimate market (used in shops all the time). It's not hard for anyone to score a set.
For sure!

Just like any other locking device, it should deter a tempted passerby, but it won’t stop someone who is dedicated to bypassing it.

For bypassing locking lug nuts, you don’t even need the tool. You can just stick a long pipe over it and snap the stud off. There is always a way around for a criminal. Locks only deter honest/normal people.

But, the locking lugnuts will stop the stupid teenager who sees a shiny wheel, but only has a standard lug wrench in their trunk.
Better than nothing.
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I took mine off. One afternoon as I sat in my folding rocker sipping on a Solo cup of water flavored with some seven or eight year old Bourbon admiring the beauty of a CJ5 (OK it wasn't the first cup!) I looked down at a wheel and thought you'd need that special tool to take it off to steal it. The first place I'd look for it would be in the non locking glove box and that's where it is. There ain't a place to secure it in my Jeep.

The next time I stopped by the place JEEPFELLER bought his spray painted black nuts I bought some regular nuts. Cost me a dollar apiece. If anyone wants a set of wheel locks I'll give them to you. Removal tool extra!

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Mr. Bob!

Good luck with them rust attractors!

Yeah---I knew it, you weren't able to copy-cat my lugs 'cause Jimmy was probably out of them.

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If anyone wants a set of wheel locks I'll give them to you. Removal tool extra!
I see that after no one was buying into, "Yes, they are racing slicks", everyone could plainly tell they were actually just old treadless worn out tires, and would never even waste their time attempting to steal them.

The only thing they may desire now is temporarily shiny lug nuts.

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I'll add a personal thought on brakes. They don't work if you don't put them back together with all the parts and in the correct places. I have a hard enough time keeping them working when they are properly assembled.

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Don't take pictures. I just call JEEPFELLER who has pictures of everything anyone ever needs to know about a CJ5. The only thing I have ever seen that he couldn't do was put round headlights in a YJ.

My Boss lady has a 97 ZJ too. I really like it because when it makes a noise you can actually drown it out by turning up the stereo. I need to post that over on the ZJ Forum.

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Don't take pictures. I just call JEEPFELLER who has pictures of everything anyone ever needs to know about a CJ5. The only thing I have ever seen that he couldn't do was put round headlights in a YJ.

My Boss lady has a 97 ZJ too. I really like it because when it makes a noise you can actually drown it out by turning up the stereo. I need to post that over on the ZJ Forum.


I don't know your age, but people who've come of age in the disk brake era have no clue what a pain in the butt it is to work on drum brakes. It's the deepest level of hell.

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Imagine a 1973 VW Beetle with 4 wheel drum brakes that you pretty much had to adjust pretty much every oil change as they had no automatic adjusters. Actually I kind of enjoyed it back in the early 2000's .......

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I don't know your age, but people who've come of age in the disk brake era have no clue what a pain in the butt it is to work on drum brakes. It's the deepest level of hell.
I am a lad of 72 and your statement is is correct. I did inherit my Dad's old school drum brake tools and have developed a few strategies over the years that makes changing them a bit easier. The first car I had with self adjusting brakes made me feel like I'd died and gone to heaven.

Has anyone else changed the brake pads on a truck by unbolting the old ones and bolting on the new ones while leaving the shoes on the truck?

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Has anyone else changed the brake pads on a truck by unbolting the old ones and bolting on the new ones while leaving the shoes on the truck?
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All the time......
Brake pads are for discs.
Shoes are for drums.
I's easy to do the fronts first.

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How did we go from a missing brake adjuster lever to lug nuts?
A shop worker jacked up his lug nuts while servicing the brakes, then replaced them with black vice chrome. Then JF chimed in with his black NUTS. Then Bob said JF couldn’t install round headlights in a YJ, so I guess it could be worse…lol

But, it’s almost October.
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